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Rhode Island Local Ag & Seafood Act Grant (LASA)

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

About

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Agriculture awarded $95,949 in grants in 2019 to 12 local agriculture and food businesses under the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act Grant Program. The goal of the program, which was established by the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) of 2012, is to support the growth, development, and marketing of local food and seafood in Rhode Island. It is made possible by funding from the State of Rhode Island.

Project priorities for the 2019 LASA Grants Program were:

  • Supporting the entry, growth, and/or sustainability of small or beginning agriculture producers (including aquaculture producers) and fishermen/women;

  • Fostering new cooperatives, partnerships, and/or collaborations among Rhode Island producers and producer-supporting organizations;

  • Supporting new products or new sales channels with clearly defined markets, including institutional purchasing of local food;

  • Protecting the future availability of agricultural land for producers, including farm transition planning and implementation;

  • Relation to activities identified in Rhode Island’s Food Strategy Relish Rhody.

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Organization

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM)

Financial Instrument

Grant

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MVASCO

Updated January 28, 2021

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